Challenging behavior is indeed a barrier to learning in schools. Consider behaviors that are persistent over time, significantly intense and prolonged, and/or not responsive to developmentally appropriate interventions as “challenging” behaviors.
Your Central Rivers AEA Team Representatives can help school teams through the process of conducting functional behavioral assessments (FBA) with students that are identified for special education services or students that are not identified for services. Once a behavioral function has been determined, the next step is the design of a behavior intervention plan (BIP) and the use of tools to monitor the student’s behavioral change and the implementation of the plan by school staff.
“In order for anything to change, someone has to start acting differently.” Chip & Dan Heath, from the book Switch
Who we are
The Central Rivers AEA Behavior Resource Team is a multi-disciplinary team of Central Rivers AEA special education support staff with expertise in assessment and intervention for students with challenging behaviors.
What we offer
When a student’s behavior is interfering with learning, it is best practice and required by federal and state law to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). We can help!
The Central Rivers AEA Behavior Resource Team provides two types of consultation assistance within a level process. The first level of assistance provides coaching for the assigned AEA team rep to the school building. That consultation will be completed in a coaching format with a specific person from our team. (Please see the Make a Referral section for details) The second level, following the coaching consultations, is a referral that would involve student-centered meetings planned and held with numerous staff from the target student’s school team This level of consultation is provided to school teams to assess behavior, analyze the data and assist in planning behavioral interventions for students identified for special education services or students within the general education setting. These consultation services are tailored to meet the needs of the student from the referring school team.
On-site consultation services for school teams at the second level of consultation, might include:
- ABC observations
- Preference analysis
- Functional analysis
- Antecedent analysis
- Concurrent operant analysis
- Data analysis
- Design of a behavior intervention plan
- Launching a behavior intervention plan
Do you have questions? Want to know more? Get in touch with us!
Cedar Falls AEA Office
Special Education Consultant, Challenging Behavior Specialist
|Rusti Sparks||Special Education Consultant|
|Krista Hennager||School Psychologist|
|Justin Janssen||School Psychologist|
Clear Lake AEA Office
|Sandy Lichty||Special Education Consultant|
Marshalltown AEA Office
|Somer Muller||Special Education Consultant|
|Samantha Peska||Special Education Consultant|
|Edie Penno||Regional Administrator|
|Justin Stockdale||Regional Administrator|
|Melissa Hesner||Regional Administrator|
- Behavior Resource Team Matrix provides specific information about the program objectives, commitment needed to begin training (including time involved), the level of AEA support you can expect, costs, implementation parameters and more.
- Behavior Resource Brochure
Resource documents (Print off and fill out)
Interview Assessment Tools
- Student Interview
- Teacher Interview
- Parent Interview
- Forced Choice Reinforcement Menu
- Forced Choice Early Childhood Reinforcement Menu
Observation Assessment Tools
- Antecedent, Behavior & Consequence Data Sheet
- Antecedent, Behavior & Consequence Observation Form
- Functional Assessment Scatterplot
- Problem Behavior Questionnaire
- Functional Assessment Screening Tool
- State Procedures for Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Plans
- State Discipline Procedures, including Manifestation Determination
- Chapter 103, Administrative Rules on Seclusion and Restraint
- Chapter 103, Executive Summary, January 27, 2011
- Sample Annual Notice to Parents about Chapter 103
- In School Suspension & New Rules on Physical Confinement and Detention
- Top 10 Points about Chapter 103